Wasp vs Malaxation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wasp and malaxation

is that wasp is any of many types of stinging flying insect resembling a hornet or bee or wasp can be a member of the dominant american upper-class culture, a white anglo-saxon protestant while malaxation is the act of softening a mass by malaxating.

wasp

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (referring to the insect's woven nests). Compare Dutch (m), German (m), Danish (m).

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of many types of stinging flying insect resembling a hornet or bee.
  • A person who behaves in an angry or insolent way, hence waspish.
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    Etymology 2

    Originally an acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A member of the dominant American upper-class culture, a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
  • See also

    * cracker * honky

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    malaxation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of softening a mass by malaxating.
  • In entomology, kneading or softening, especially applied to the chewing and squeezing by which certain species of hunting wasps prepare prey captured as food for their larvae.
  • In agriculture, the process of slowly churning milled oil crops such as olives, allowing droplets of oil to aggregate for more effective separation.
  • In massage, a kneading technique, particularly used for softening muscle in spasm
  • In pharmacology, the kneading and squeezing of ingredients into a mass for making pills and plasters